Kelly Fotor, an Ijaw native of Arugbo Ondo state, the leader of the south south robbery gang that robbed some commercial banks at Agbara Housing Estate in Ogun state last week Thursday, has revealed that his gang stole N28 million from the banks they raided, after his arrest by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, SIRT, at a wedding ceremony in Sapele, Delta State, fotor and three of his gang member had a gun duel with the operatives which led to the killing of one of the policemen, while Fotor and three of his colleagues, were arrested with bullet wounds.
He said he and his gang members were formerly sea pirates before regrouping to form a robbery gang, he explained that the gang also had a Lagos leader who he identified as Ossy, adding that his gang was made up of 12 men, including himself, with bases in Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa and Ondo states. Fotor also said his gang normally teamed up with their Lagos group for operations. According to him, Ossy is the leader of the pipeline vandals at Arepo and Ikorodu areas. Fotor also said he and his men took part in the Lekki, Ikorodu, Festac and Agbara bank robberies, adding that they made N28 million from Agbara bank robbery.
“I and my group got N14 million share from the Agbara operation, while, Ossy and his group got N14 million. I left Lagos by waters that day after that operation with my men back to Igbokoda, Ondo State, where we shared the money and everyone got his share of the loot. ‘’It was Ossy’s men who usually pick out our targets. They were the ones who picked out all the targets, my job was to give support and my boat is very big and my boat boy is a professional and knows his way around the water very well,” he stated When he asked who was the woman in the group, he explained that there was no woman in the gang. He, however, said it was one of Ossy’s boys who normally dressed like a woman during operations. Kelly also revealed how his gang members killed 9 operatives of the Department of State Service in September. According to him, the DSS operatives had stormed their hideout in Ikorodu where they had kept a woman who they kidnapped in early September, they came to rescue a woman who they abducted from Festac.He explained further: “One of our boys who was heavily drunk met us while we were interrogating the suspects after we captured them and he opened fire on them. ’I was at their camp at Ikorodu when the DSS operatives were captured and they brought them before me and Ossy and they knelt down and we interrogated them, but that guy, he was Ossy’s man. He was very drunk, walked in and without asking questions opened fire on all of them and killed them. Neither myself nor Ossy ordered their killing, we never wanted to kill them,” he explained.
Fotor and three other suspects arrested along with him have been transferred to Abuja, while SIRT operatives are still conducting further search the rest of the gang members.